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It's amazing to think about how much technology has changed in the last 12 years. Marvels like high-definition mobile games, texting, video streaming, and even 100 GB hard drives were out of the question for most consumers.

But we had a hunger for wireless communication that demanded we get out of our MSN chat rooms and into the world! That's where the weird Cybiko portable communication device came in. It was basically a text messaging machine that you could upload with music and games before cell phone companies started making those features standard. 

As you probably guessed, the Cybiko was completely terrible with its black and white LCD screen and its impossible-to-use buttons. Internet comedian Stuart Ashen even went so far as to try and play games on the Cybiko and the Cybkio Xtreme: